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UK government to sell all remaining RBS shares by 2023-24 – budget

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The British government plans to sell all its remaining shares in taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland by 2023-24, according to a document published by the country’s budget watchdog on Monday. The Office for Budget Responsibility said the government would not sell any further shares this year, but would raise an […]

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Future Nominees Could Face Attacks Even More Withering than those Against Kavanaugh

U.S. SUPREME COURT – After the bruising fight over Brett Kavanaugh, it’s hard to imagine another Supreme Court confirmation battle, but one certainly will be coming. Court-watchers suggest President Trump could get a chance to nominate another justice, and others will follow.  But as vicious as the fight over Kavanaugh was – so vicious it’s […]

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Lilian’s hard work pays off

Lilian’s hard work pays off

FOR MUCH OF HER LIFE, Lilian Williams toiled in the fields, growing and reaping ground provisions to sell. To this day, even at 100 years old, she still speaks about heading into the fields to pull…

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Trading firm XTX picks Paris for post-Brexit EU hub

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Electronic trading house XTX Markets said on Monday it had chosen Paris as its European Union hub after Britain exits the bloc, the latest financial firm to announce plans so it can continue to trade across Europe after Brexit. In a statement, London-based XTX, one of Europe’s biggest market-makers, said […]

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U.S. cannabis stock Curaleaf debuts in Toronto

U.S. cannabis retailer Curaleaf Holdings Inc opened lower in its trading debut in Toronto on Monday after amassing $400 million in the biggest equity raising in Canada’s marijuana industry. Curaleaf opened at $8.70 Cdn on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), lower than the offer price of $11.45 Cdn. It recovered a mid-morning but remained below […]

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Global stocks pare gains as investors remain cautious

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global stocks pared their gains Monday as investors remained cautious despite IBM’s $34 billion deal to purchase Red Hat Inc and Standard & Poor’s decision to keep Italy’s credit rating unchanged. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 133.78 points, or 0.54 percent, to 24,822.09, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 19.91 […]

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UPDATE 2-Election of far-right president in Brazil cheered by Trump, markets

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right former Army captain who won Brazil’s presidential election in convincing fashion, rode a wave of enthusiasm on Monday from giddy supporters, bullish investors and budding ally U.S. President Donald Trump. Bolsonaro, who early in his legislative career declared he was “in favor” of dictatorships and demanded […]

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MOVES-Barclays appoints six executives to U.K.’s wealth management unit

Oct 29 (Reuters) – Barclays Plc on Monday appointed six senior executives to its wealth management division in a move to strengthen business in the U.K. Richard Kirkham, David Firth and Catherine Makin will join the wealth management unit in Leeds branch, headed by regional director Nick Keenan, the company said. Also, Richard Lindop, Andrea […]

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PRECIOUS-Gold slips as stocks regain momentum, dollar rises

* Dollar index near 10-week peak * Net short position in gold smallest since mid-July-CFTC * GRAPHIC-2018 asset returns: tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Recasts, adds comments and updates prices) By Karthika Suresh Namboothiri BENGALURU, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Gold eased on Monday, sliding off a more than three-month peak hit in the previous session, pressured by a strong […]